Saturday, September 15, 2012

Student from Khairpur gets Awarded $250,000 scholarship by the US State University for his research in the field of Bio Chemical


 



KHAIRPUR: Shadab Rasool Abro, a student of matriculation and a resident of Khairpur, was given an award as well as a scholarship worth 250,000 dollars by the US State University of New York for presenting his research in the field of Bio Chemical.



Khairpur, Shadab Rasool Abro, a student of matriculation and a resident of Khairpur, was awarded and got a scholarship worth of 250,000 dollars by the US State University of New York for presenting his research in the field of Bio Chemical.

The student of Pak-Turk School said he had led a modern research in the field of Bio Chemical and also worked on a project with an amazing result. Through this project the industrial world can be made virus-free and the industrial overflow recycled, he explained.

On an invitation from the US State University of New York, Shadab Rasool Abro visited the varsity and performed a successful experiment on the basis of his research. This won him an award and a scholarship worth 250,000 dollars in the US.

The State University of New York (SUNY) was founded at Potsdam, New York in 1816. SUNY was officially established in February 1948 when New York became the 48th state, of the then 48 states, to create a state university system.

SUNY primarily represented association of 29 unaffiliated institutions, including 11 teachers colleges. All of these colleges, with their unique histories and backgrounds, united for a common goal: To serve New York State. Since 1948 SUNY has grown to include 64 individual colleges and universities that were either formerly independent institutions or directly founded by the State University of New York.

SUNY is truly a universe of knowledge, encompassing every field of human inquiry - disciplines that range from music to mechanics, and perspectives from the molecular to the macroeconomic.

Today, the State University of New York's 64 geographically dispersed campuses bring educational opportunity within commuting distance of virtually all New Yorkers and comprise the nation's largest comprehensive system of public higher education.

The State University of New York's 64 campuses are divided into four categories, based on educational mission, types of academic opportunities available and degrees offered. SUNY offers students a wide diversity of educational options including short-term vocational/technical courses, certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree programs, graduate degrees and post-doctoral studies. SUNY provides access to almost every field of academic or professional study within the system via over 7,000 degree and certificate programs.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Great Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan

Every Pakistani loves Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan who made the defence of Pakistan invincible and gave Pakistan the Nucleur Technology.
(Videos are available below the text)
Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was born in Bhopal on  April 1, 1936, which corresponds to the Hijri era 1355, Thursday 15th Rajab. As the time has unfolded itself, the God Gifted qualities enshrined in the words “Qadeer” and “Ghafoor”, symbolized in the names of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan and his father, Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Khan, have raised the Pakistani nation to new heights in high technology.

After receiving his early education in Bhopal,


 
  • Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1960 from the University of Karachi.
  • This was the beginning of the unfolding of his intellectual power. Subsequently, he studied in Berlin, West Germany and achieved high competence through attending several courses in metallurgical engineering. He obtained the degree of Master of Science (Technology) in 1967 from Delft Technological University, Holland
  • Acheived Doctor of Engineering Degree in 1972 from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • The restless soul of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan took him to several laboratories in Europe including Uranium Enrichment Plant in Holland.It was the essence of his being sharpened by high scholastic achievements in metallurgical and nuclear science that his will and essence at all times remained directed towards the welfare of Pakistan.
  • In 1976, he joined the Engineering Research Laboratories (ERL) in Pakistan and set up an uranium enrichment industrial plant.
  • As a tribute to his services for the security of Pakistan on May 1, 1981, the then President of Pakistan, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq renamed the Engineering Research Laboratories, Kahuta, as, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Research Laboratories (KRL).

The scientific contributions of Dr. Khan have been recognized in several ways :-

  • As an active scientist and technologist, he has published more than 188 scientific research papers in international journals of high repute.
  • He has been editor of a large number of books on metallurgy, advanced materials and phase transformation.
  • His academic and scholastic activities have attracted the attention of number of western countries where he has delivered more than 100 lectures.
  • His work on Industrial Uranium Enrichment Plant for peaceful application of nuclear technology has resulted in a breakthrough in the field of metallurgy & materials science.
It is entirely due to his efforts that the process of enrichment of Uranium was successfully completed in Pakistan..
Nuclear Bombs & Missiles
This breakthrough ultimately resulted in the historic explosion of six nuclear bombs on May 28 and May 30, 1998. Not only this but a significant development was also made with the successful test firing of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles,
  • Ghauri I, on April 6, 1998
  • Ghauri II on April 14, 1999.
Honorary Degrees
Dr. Khan has received honorary degrees of
  • Doctor of Science from the University of Karachi in 1993
  • Doctor of Science from Baqai Medical University on December 11, 1998
  • Doctor of Science from Hamdard University, Karachi, in March 6, 1999
  • Doctor of Science from Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, N.W.F.P. on April 16,1999
  • Doctor of Science from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore on December 9, 2000
  • Doctor of Science from the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi on March 25, 2001.
Fellowships & Memberships:
  • Dr. Khan is a Fellow of Kazakh National Academy of Sciences, the first Asian scientist with this honour,
  • Elected Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences and Honorary Member of the Korean Academy of Science & Technology.
  • He has also been elected as the Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank’s Advisory Panel on Science and Technology in the Panel’s first ever meeting, held at the IDB’s headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 17, 2000.
  • Being a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, he was elected unopposed the President of the Academy’s in 1997- the position that he still occupies.
  • Besides, he is a member of a large number of national and international professional organizations, which include Pakistan Institute of Metallurgical Engineers; Pakistan Institute of Engineers; and Institute of Central and West Asian Studies.
  • He is a Member of the Institute of Materials, London and of:-
  • American Society of Metal (ASM)
  • The Metallurgical Society of the American Institute of Metallurgical Mining and Petroleum Engineers (TMS)
  • Canadian Institute of Metals (CIM) and
  • Japan Institute of Metals (JIM).
As an ardent supporter of Higher Education:
  • He sits on the Boards of Governors and Syndicates of numerous universities and institutes.
  • He is a Member of the Executive Committee GIK Institute of Engineering and Technology, TOPI
  • Member, Board of Governors, Hamdard University
  • Member, Board of Governors, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
  • Member Syndicate, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; and

  • Member, Board of Governors, International Islamic University, Islamabad, among others. 

  

ATOMIC PROGRAMME


Nuclear Infrastructure
India’s 1974 testing of a nuclear “device” gave Pakistan’s nuclear program new momentum. Through the late 1970s, Pakistan’s program acquired sensitive uranium enrichment technology and expertise. The 1975 arrival of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan considerably advanced these efforts. Dr. Khan is a German-trained metallurgist who brought with him knowledge of gas centrifuge technologies that he had acquired through his position at the classified URENCO uranium enrichment plant in the Netherlands.
In 1985, Pakistan crossed the threshold of weapons-grade uranium production, and by 1986 it is thought to have produced enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon. Pakistan continued advancing its uranium enrichment program, and according to Pakistani sources, the nation acquired the ability to carry out a nuclear explosion in 1987.


  • Pakistan Nuclear Weapons – A Chronology

  • Nuclear Tests

    On May 28, 1998 Pakistan announced that it had successfully conducted five nuclear tests. The Pakistani Atomic Energy Commission reported that the five nuclear tests conducted on May 28 generated a seismic signal of 5.0 on the Richter scale, with a total yield of up to 40 KT (equivalent TNT). Dr. A.Q. Khan claimed that one device was a boosted fission device and that the other four were sub-kiloton nuclear devices.
    On May 30, 1998 Pakistan tested one more nuclear warhead with a reported yield of 12 kilotons. The tests were conducted at Balochistan, bringing the total number of claimed tests to six. It has also been claimed by Pakistani sources that at least one additional device, initially planned for detonation on 30 May 1998, remained emplaced underground ready for detonation.
    Pakistani claims concerning the number and yields of their underground tests cannot be independently confirmed by seismic means, and several sources, such as the Southern Arizona Seismic Observatory have reported lower yields than those claimed by Pakistan. Indian sources have also suggested that as few as two weapons were actually detonated, each with yields considerably lower than claimed by Pakistan. However, seismic data showed at least two and possibly a third, much smaller, test in the initial round of tests at the Ras Koh range. The single test on 30 May provided a clear seismic signal.
    DEVICE DATE YIELD
    [announced]
    YIELD
    [estimated]
    [boosted device?] 28 May 1998 25-36 kiloton total 9-12 kiloton
    Fission device 28 May 1998 12 kiloton
    Low-yield device 28 May 1998 sub-kiloton
    Low-yield device 28 May 1998 sub-kiloton
    Low-yield device 28 May 1998 sub-kiloton
    Fission device 30 May 1998 12 kiloton 4-6 kiloton
    Fission device not detonated 12 kiloton
    This table lists the nuclear tests that Pakistan claims to have carried out in May 1998 as well as the announced yields. Other sources have reported lower yields than those claimed by Pakistan. The Southern Arizona Seismic Observatory reports that the total seismic yield for the May 28th tests was 9-12 kilotons and that the yield for the May 30th tests was 4-6 kilotons.
     

    LIFE SKETCH

    As arrow of time moves, the Will of ALLAH (SWT) prevails and is focused on the emergence of humans endowed with exceptional intellectual capabilities and creative abilities. Such are the men who, by their good deeds, fulfill the edict of ALLAH (SWT), as revealed in the Holy Qurran:
    “I have created man in the best of forms.” (Al Qur’an; Surah 95; Ayah 04)
    By their deeds and actions such persons, though not prophets, demonstrate that they are an extension of the will of the transcendental. These are the people, who are destined to make history in the elevation of nations. Such is the personality of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was born in Bhopal on April 1, 1936, which corresponds to the Hijri era 1355, Thursday 15th Rajab. As the time has unfolded itself, the God Gifted qualities enshrined in the words “Qadeer” and “Ghafoor”, symbolized in the names of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan and his father, Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Khan, have raised the Pakistani nation to new heights in high technology.
    After receiving his early education in Bhopal,
    • Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1960 from the University of Karachi.
    • This was the beginning of the unfolding of his intellectual power. Subsequently, he studied in Berlin, West Germany and achieved high competence through attending several courses in metallurgical engineering. He obtained the degree of Master of Science (Technology) in 1967 from Delft Technological University, Holland
    • Acheived Doctor of Engineering Degree in 1972 from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
    • The restless soul of Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan took him to several laboratories in Europe including Uranium Enrichment Plant in Holland.It was the essence of his being sharpened by high scholastic achievements in metallurgical and nuclear science that his will and essence at all times remained directed towards the welfare of Pakistan.
    • In 1976, he joined the Engineering Research Laboratories (ERL) in Pakistan and set up an uranium enrichment industrial plant.
    • As a tribute to his services for the security of Pakistan on May 1, 1981, the then President of Pakistan, General Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq renamed the Engineering Research Laboratories, Kahuta, as, Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan Research Laboratories (KRL).
    These laboratories were equipped from nothing to something focusing on enrichment of Uranium for peaceful application of nuclear technology. Over the years, the laboratories became a focal point for a large number of scientists, engineers and technologists which Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan gathered around himself and guided them to the tasks which have led to unparallel advances in science and technology. This was done under very challenging and difficult circumstances. It was only his courage, devotion, determination and persistence, which earned success for him, his colleagues and indeed for the nation.
    The scientific contributions of Dr. Khan have been recognized in several ways :-
    • As an active scientist and technologist, he has published more than 188 scientific research papers in international journals of high repute.
    • He has been editor of a large number of books on metallurgy, advanced materials and phase transformation.
    • His academic and scholastic activities have attracted the attention of number of western countries where he has delivered more than 100 lectures.
    • His work on Industrial Uranium Enrichment Plant for peaceful application of nuclear technology has resulted in a breakthrough in the field of metallurgy & materials science.
    It is entirely due to his efforts that the process of enrichment of Uranium was successfully completed in Pakistan..
    Nuclear Bombs & Missiles
    This breakthrough ultimately resulted in the historic explosion of six nuclear bombs on May 28 and May 30, 1998. Not only this but a significant development was also made with the successful test firing of Intermediate Range Ballistic Missiles,
    • Ghauri I, on April 6, 1998
    • Ghauri II on April 14, 1999.
    There are numerous contributions of Dr. Khan which have strengthened the defence capability of Pakistan. Those, among others, include: manufacturing of sophisticated equipment like Surface-to-Air shoulder-fired anti-aircraft ANZA (MK-I & MK-II) and Baktar Shikan anti tank guided missiles for the Armed Forces.
    Honorary Degrees
    Dr. Khan has received honorary degrees of
    • Doctor of Science from the University of Karachi in 1993
    • Doctor of Science from Baqai Medical University on December 11, 1998
    • Doctor of Science from Hamdard University, Karachi, in March 6, 1999
    • Doctor of Science from Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, N.W.F.P. on April 16,1999
    • Doctor of Science from the University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore on December 9, 2000
    • Doctor of Science from the Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi on March 25, 2001.
    Apart from his eminent contribution in the field of Science and Technology, Dr. Khan is an avid supporter of Science and Technology education in Pakistan. As the Project Director of GIK Institute of Science and Technology, he has invested his energies in developing the Institute into an exemplary high technology institution.
    For his important and eminent contributions in the field of science and technology, the President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan conferred upon Dr. Khan the award of Nishan-i-Imtiaz on 14 August, 1996 and 14 August, 1998. He is also a recipient of Hilal-i-Imtiaz. Dr. Khan is the only Pakistani to have received the highest civil award of “Nishan-i-Imtiaz” twice.
    The list of his contribution and achievement is far too long to be mentioned in this short citation. He is a person imbued with the spirit of serving the cause of Pakistan and Muslim Ummah through his able researches, high acumen, intellectual robustness and unwavering devotion. So numerous are his activities that every segment of society has praised him in different forms. He has been awarded 42 gold medals by various national institutions and organizations. He was also presented with 3 gold crowns.
    Fellowships & Memberships:
    • Dr. Khan is a Fellow of Kazakh National Academy of Sciences, the first Asian scientist with this honour,
    • Elected Fellow of the Islamic Academy of Sciences and Honorary Member of the Korean Academy of Science & Technology.
    • He has also been elected as the Chairman of the Islamic Development Bank’s Advisory Panel on Science and Technology in the Panel’s first ever meeting, held at the IDB’s headquarters in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on October 17, 2000.
    • Being a Fellow of Pakistan Academy of Sciences, he was elected unopposed the President of the Academy’s in 1997- the position that he still occupies.
    • Besides, he is a member of a large number of national and international professional organizations, which include Pakistan Institute of Metallurgical Engineers; Pakistan Institute of Engineers; and Institute of Central and West Asian Studies.
    • He is a Member of the Institute of Materials, London and of:-
    • American Society of Metal (ASM)
    • The Metallurgical Society of the American Institute of Metallurgical Mining and Petroleum Engineers (TMS)
    • Canadian Institute of Metals (CIM) and
    • Japan Institute of Metals (JIM).
    As an ardent supporter of Higher Education:
    • He sits on the Boards of Governors and Syndicates of numerous universities and institutes.
    • He is a Member of the Executive Committee GIK Institute of Engineering and Technology, TOPI
    • Member, Board of Governors, Hamdard University
    • Member, Board of Governors, Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology
    • Member Syndicate, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad; and
    • Member, Board of Governors, International Islamic University, Islamabad, among others.
    He has contributed immensely to the establishment of educational and research institutes in Pakistan. These include several colleges, schools, Institutes and academies. So wide are the applications of his activities that his contributions extend to the construction of 11 mosques, 1 tomb, a number of dispensaries and community health centers.
    It is rare that a person in single life time accomplishes so much. This is done only by men who are endowed with special abilities by ALLAH (SWT) and who prepare themselves through hard work and devotion to fulfill the mission of serving mankind.

    ARTICLES

    Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan,now these days,writes articles in newspaper.One of his article is following:
     





    Pay Tribute to Mohsin-e-Pakistan Dr.Abdul Qadeer Khan




    Nuclear Test of Pakistan

    http://www.drabdulqadeer.com

    Monday, September 10, 2012

    Pakistani People-The Most Hard Working and Talented People


    Multan:A boy Muhammad Shafique has obtained 2nd position in Arts subjects in Intermediate Examination in Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.He comes of very poor family.He is to live hand to mouth by doing job on a hotel,washing utensils there.Muhammad Shafique is very hard working student who is to work for his studies and to pay his fee due to lack of resources of his father who can't pay his fee.




     Muhammad Shafique-A hard-worker catches 2nd Position


    Saturday, September 8, 2012

    Irtiza Haider from Pakistan: World’s Youngest Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

    Irtiza Haider has recently become the known world's youngest Cisco Certified Network Associate


    Certifications at any level are tough -- they are challenging to prepare for and certainly stressful to sit through. So when you hear that 12-year Irtiza Haider of Class 8 has recently become the known world's youngest Cisco Certified Network Associate, you can't help but wonder what enabled someone so young to accomplish something so big! "Well," he starts off, "My father encouraged me a lot to undertake this course. He knew I was always interested in computers and he thought it would be a good way to spend my free time during the summer."
    The CCNA, is a certification that emphasizes on the technology and skills needed to work with networks of 100 nodes or fewer, covering both IP and non-IP networks including IPX and AppleTalk. Moreover, you need to have 80 percent of the questions correctly answered in the 2 hours, in order to pass the CCNA test.
    So, did Irtiza find the preparation process difficult? "Yes. It is quite technical and you need to be able to understand theories and concepts, which obviously are not meant for students who are only 12 years old.
    Irtiza had already enrolled in the CCNA classes back in June of 2007 however he, his father and teacher went to Islamabad to attend the Cisco Academy Awareness Day in Islamabad on June 19, 2007 to learn more about the prospects of the program. "I was very encouraged by Cisco representatives at the event and we got more information about how to proceed further."
    Amongst a lot of peers, they also met with Mu'men Suliman, Area Manager of the Cisco Network Academies. "Moving forward with the great expansion of the Cisco Networking Academy in Pakistan," says Mu'men in retrospect, "I believe that Irtaza sets the bar of how the young generation is keen to earn the knowledge and expertise of Networking and advanced technologies in a country that will lead the future of the ICT platform."
    The 12-year old boy's teacher and mentor is Rizwan Dastgir, Curriculum Lead and Academy Instructor at Ahad IT Services (a Cisco Local Academy), in Faisalabad, a city of about 3 million people. In a city well known for its agriculture, it's surprising to find an IT institute focusing on producing young CCNAs. "There is a lot of talent in Pakistan and Faisalabad is no exception. This institute only helps to provide the people here with a platform."
    As with all things technical, Irtiza had been forewarned by his senior colleagues that the CCNA course would be extremely difficult and very dry, but that only added to the young boy's persistence. "I found the curriculum very interesting and easy because of the way it was all explained to me by my teacher. I picked it up very quickly." And if anyone thinks that this young Irtiza had it easy, think again. He spent 9 hour days at the Ahad IT institute, studying and learning. "I spent most of time at the academy during my entire summer vacation. We would start at about 11 a.m. and go on until 8 p.m. with a small break in the middle."
    Irtiza and Rizwan realized that the summer break was the only time Irtiza would get to dedicate to his CCNA preparation since he would get busy with his school as the new school year was already fast approaching. "I do enjoy school very much, but this experience will help me go far in my life and make something big of myself."
    In order to pass the CCNA, you need more than a good teacher and a supportive family. One needs to grasp key networking technologies and concepts inclusive of the basic history of networking, OSI reference models and basic network design principles; LANs and WANs including Ethernet and VLANs; IP addressing and TCP/IP protocols ARP, RARP, BOOTP, and ICMP; routers and routing protocols, bridges, and switches, Cisco's Internetwork Operating System (IOS) and network management and security. "It is certainly a challenge for adults sitting for the certification, but I feel young Irtiza has shown great dedication and commitment to learning everything. These are not concepts that you can memorize -- you cannot pass these certifications, if you don't understand them." comments Rizwan.
    "Of course there are thousands of people around the world who sit for the various Cisco, however Irtiza's fantastic achievement is not only a huge leap for him, but gives Pakistan one big reason to stand proud. We are extremely proud to be able to have someone so young from Pakistan stand up and acquire the CCNA certification. There is such great talent coming out of Pakistan and this is an ideal point of reference for all of us." says Dr Aamir Matin, General Manager of Cisco Systems in Pakistan.
    What will this certification do for Irtiza Haider? "This is just a first step towards the other professional certifications." says Dr Aamir Matin. "The fact that Irtiza has come this far has already allowed him to travel on an upwards trajectory to a promising career path. With everything turning towards IP and the Web as the central backbone for all communications, as a career path, youngsters such as Irtiza will continue to be in great demand. And of course, we will provide all the support and facilitation we can extend towards this young man."
    Mu'men Suliman comments, "This will add to the immense impact that Cisco Networking Academy has had on more than 2.5 million students worldwide, of which, 5300 students in Pakistan. Since the inception of the program in Pakistan, it has seen great success, which will continue to grow."
    Further levels of certifications will extend towards the CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional) and the CCIE (Cisco Certified Internet Export), which will place Irtiza amongst an elite group of Networking Professionals around the world.
    Written by Rabia Garib.

    From Bus Driver to Pakistan Hero

    Mahar Mohammad Khalil was scarcely known by his own neighbors. Now he is a celebrated national hero.Khalil saved the lives of a visiting Sri Lankan cricket team from armed assailants who ambushed them, near Colonel Qaddafi Stadium in the northeastern city of Lahore. Since then he has been showered with praises and rewards from everyone.“I am thankful to Allah that he gave me the courage to serve my nation,” a humbled  Khalil told IslamOnline.net.   “When I remember that scene I can’t believe that I have done that all.” Khalil was behind the wheel when 12 gunmen, firing automatic weapons, grenades and a rocket launcher, ambushed the convoy.“I could not understand, what was happening when I heard the firing sound. I thought the people were welcoming the Sri Lankan players with fireworks,” he recalls.“But later, I realized what’s going on when a terrorist came in front of the bus and threw a hand grenade under it.” Miraculously the grenade did not explode.Khalil immediately pressed the accelerator evading, by inches, a rocket fired by another attacker.“It was because of one of the players sitting next to me who shouted, don’t stop, go go go,” he notes.“If I had not moved the bus on his screams, the rocket would have hit the bus, and could have been catastrophic.”National Hero Khalil can not quite figure out how he kept a cool head and drove his bus to the stadium from where the visiting team was airlifted to safety by Pakistani air force.“I had nothing in my mind when I was rushing towards the stadium that I had to save the lives of our guests,” said the father of three children.“It would have been a big blot on our honor if any one of them was killed.”None of the Sri Lankan plays was killed in the unprecedented attack on a cricket team, but several were slightly wounded.Khalil met later with the Sri Lankan team who wanted to thank him in person for keeping his composure in the face of adversity and saving their lives.“You have saved us. We don’t have words to say thank you,” reads a letter written by the players and presented to Khalil. “Our families and we will always remain thankful to you. You risked your life for us.”Khalil has also hit stardom in the Asian Muslim country.He was accorded a rousing welcome as soon as he reached the crime scene where thousands of citizens thronged to pay homage to the deceased security personnel. “He is our Hero. We salute him,” Mohammad Adnan, a local businessman in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, told IOL. “He has saved the honor of Pakistan.” He gave Khalil a cash reward of $2500. “People like Khalil are pride of any nation,” said an emotional Adnan. “We should learn to respect our living heroes. You do not have to be a king or saint to become a hero.”Shahbaz Sharif, who recently lost his job as Punjab chief minister after the supreme court banned him and his brother former premier Nawaz Sharif from holding public office, visited Khalil in his home and gave him another 2500-dollar reward.But a humble Khalil insists he has not done that much. “I don’t think that I have done anything extraordinary.This is just because of the grace of Allah who has given me this honor to serve my country.” 


                                                                    Pakistani Hero Driver

      Sri Lanka’s cricket community on Monday honoured a Pakistani bus driver as a hero for risking his life to get Sri Lankan cricketers to safety as bullets pierced their vehicle in last month’s deadly terror attack in eastern Pakistan.
    By God’s help I did not feel scared at all and never thought of jumping out of the bus to save myself,” brave Pakistani driver Mohammad Khalil said through an interpreter at an elaborate ceremony at Sri Lanka Cricket headquarters.
    Six police officers and a driver were killed and seven members of the Sri Lanka contingent wounded in Lahore on March 3 when more than a dozen heavily armed gunmen ambushed the team convoy en route to a match against Pakistan.
    We are here to thank one unarmed man for his courage, selflessness and quick thinking that enabled many of us to see another day,” said Kumar Sangakkara, who sustained minor injuries in the attack. “We will always have a special place for you in our hearts.
    Khalil was credited with putting his foot down hard on the accelerator to power the vehicle away from the coordinated attacks at an exposed intersection.
    Moments later the bus, riddled with 25 bullet holes, careered into the nearby stadium and medics rushed to treat the injured players and staff.
    Khalil thanked the Sri Lankan cricketers who went to Pakistan when most of the top teams refused to tour the country because of security concerns.
    We are proud that we are even ready to sacrifice our lives to save our friends,” he said.
    Khalil was presented with cash totaling about $20,000 and a leading newspaper group has sponsored a holiday for his family in Sri Lanka. Khalil also gave the cricketers boxes of sweets and henna from Pakistan.
    Batsman Thilan Samaraweera, the most seriously wounded of the Sri Lankan players, was released from hospital two weeks after the attack. Former captain Mahela Jayawardene said all the wounded players except for Samaraweera have resumed playing domestic cricket.


    15 Year Old Boy Became World Record Holder in Oracle and in Managing Director of Microsoft


    His name is Muhammad Ammar Afzal From Okara,Pakistan.When he was in 1st grade he bought a laptop and A broad band internet connection. He is an average student of his school, he starts from Brainbench.com a basic course c language, he produce a good result brain bench offered him c++ free, Mr Ammar get 5/5 in this exam then they offer him java,he also gets 5/5 in java then stanford university USA bought its rights from brain bench and offer to Ammar study free with Stanford university,Mr.Ammar started Oracle 8,then 8i,then 9,9i then 10 10g then 11 and11g you bleve that he set a world record in through out oracle and became world record holder in oracle in very small age ,one thing i mention that he study whole tese thin through online from Pakistan,then Mr Ammar becom A certified Developer in oracle,then he decided to join Microsoft.Stanford University Referred him to Microsoft For Window development .and due to online technology and internet Mr Ammar Started Study online Free From Microsoft .He started lecture from Microsoft these all achievements is due to online technology and internet if there is no internet and laptop Mr ammar will never became a world record holder in windows development and Oracle .
    Mr Ammar have more than 7 time name in Genius Book of world record. his world record is
    1.        oracle 8
    2.         oracle 8i
    3.        oracle 9
    4.        oracle 9i
    5.        oracle 10
    6.        oracle 10 g
    7.        oracle 11
    8.        oracle 11g
    9.       small age windows developer
    10.    100% marks in windows development
                      11. fastest repair Atm machine software of a American bank
    These all happen due to internet technology  and IT,
    After he set the world record in windows development Mr Bilgates announce him As Managing Director All over the word in Microsoft.
    could you believe it .now due to IT,and internet technology MR Ammar is now MD Microsoft All Over the worl.if you want any verification go to youtube and chk hi just write world record holder in oracle,or just type md Microsoft all over the world ,you see the videos submitted from Microsoft University, And if you verify genus book of world record just type Ammar  Afzal you see in youtube a link from genus book pf world record,
    Now a days Mr.Ammar waiting to become 18 Year old and training as MD Microsoft All over the World.
    Now a days Mr.Ammar working on Windows 9, Mr.Ammar is givens 50% work in developing Windows 9 in Pakistan, he has his own software company registered in USA named as www.Championsoftwares.com He has contract of web and softwares from worlds leading companies,he enjoy luxury life due to modern age IT technology and internet technology, the article is very long but time is short one thing i forget mention Mr.president of United State Barak Hussain Obama send him a appreciate letter, And former Late Chairman of Apple Mr steve Jobs also offer him to join as CO chairman of Apple, but Mr Ammar refuse him due to loyalty with Microsoft his email address is managingdirector@microsoft.com

    MD of Microsoft

    Brilliant Stanfordian

    Muhammad Ammar Afzal Genius Book of World Records 

    Muhammad Ammar Afzal

    Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (Urdu:شرمین عبید چنائے; born 1978), is an Emmy and Oscar award-winning Pakistani-Canadian journalist and documentary filmmaker.She won an Academy Award for her documentary, Saving Face in 2012. She won an Emmy for her documentary, Pakistan: Children of the Taliban in 2010.She is also the first non-American to win the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.She has been lauded as Pakistan's first female Oscar winner by the press and government.The Pakistani President conferred the Hilal-e-Imtiaz on Obaid-Chinoy on 23rd March 2012, for bringing honor to Pakistan as a filmmaker. Time magazine has named Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy within their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world for 2012.


    Obaid-Chinoy was born in Karachi to Urdu speaking parents, Sheikh Obaid and Saba Obaid, and attended the Karachi Grammar School. She graduated from Smith College in 2002 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. She received two Masters degrees from Stanford University in International Policy Studies and Communication.
    Over a span of 10 years, Obaid-Chinoy produced 16 films in 11 countries. She launched her production house, SOC Films, in Karachi, Pakistan in November 2011.
    Obaid-Chinoy resides in Karachi with her husband and daughter.


    Obaid-Chinoy began writing investigative pieces at the age of fourteen as a way to contribute to critical conversation in Pakistan. She was always interested in telling stories of marginalized communities; people whose voices were never heard and whose compelling stories needed to be shared. She continued to pursue journalism while I was at Smith and wrote for a number of Canadian and American publications. In December 2001, Obaid-Chinoy returned to Pakistan and spent time in refugee camps and went back to the US with a documentary proposal in hand. At the age of twenty two, with no prior experience, she sent letters to eighty news companies and organizations in the US, and was declined by all of them. Eventually, Bill Abrams, the president of New York Times Television gave her her big break. She returned to Pakistan to produce Terror's Children.
    Obaid-Chinoy was a faculty member in the media sciences department at SZABIST (Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and technology, Karachi). She started her film company, SOC Films, in Karachi in November 2011.Obaid-Chinoy is also the president of The Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a non profit organization dedicated to Cultural and Historic Preservation. (CAP).
    Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her recent films include SAVING FACE, TRANSGENDERS: PAKISTAN’S OPEN SECRET AND PAKISTAN’S TALIBAN GENERATION, which aired on PBS, Channel 4, CBC, SBS and Arte and was the recipient of the Alfred I Dupont Award as well as The Association for International Broadcasting award. Sharmeen has made over a dozen-multi award winning films in over 10 countries around the world and is the first non-American to be awarded the Livingston Award for best international reporting. In 2012 Time Magazine included her in the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.
    In 2007, Sharmeen was awarded the broadcast journalist of the year award in the UK by One World Media for her work in a series of documentary films for Channel 4, which included a film about xenophobia in South Africa THE NEW APARTHEID and AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED. Her other films have been awarded The Overseas Press Club Award, The American Women in Radio and Television Award, The Cine Golden Eagle award and the Banff Rockie Award.
    Sharmeen’s work centers around human rights and women’s issues and she has worked with refugees and marginalized communities from Saudi Arabia to Syria and from Timor Leste to the Philippines.
    In May 2012, From more than 4300 entries in 10 categories, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy's film, Transgenders - Pakistan's Open Secret won the Platinum Remi Award at the 45th WorldFest Film Festival.
    Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy was acknowledged with a Lux Style Achievement award on The 11th Lux Style Awards. Lux Style Awards Widely acknowledged to be the Oscars of Pakistan. She is the youngest-ever recipient for the Lux Style Achievement award. In Late July, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy got nominated as SAARC Goodwill Ambassador for HIV/AIDS. In August 2012, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy received a nominee for the Gucci Award for Women for documentary 'Saving Face' as a director.
    Source:Wikipedia and assembled by me.

    2012

    Nominee- Gucci “Women in Film”: Saving Face Venice, Italy (July, 2012)
    New York Indian Film Festival “Best Documentary Film”:
    Saving Face New York, NY (May 2012)
    SAARC Film Award “Best Documentary”:
    Saving Face Colombo, Sri Lanka (May 2012)
    Platinum Remi Award:
    Transgenders: Pakistan’s Open Secret Houston, TX (April 2012)
    Academy Award (Oscar):
    Saving Face Los Angeles, CA (February 2012)

    2010

    International Emmy Award: Pakistan’s Taliban’s Generation New York, NY (September 2010)
    Alfred DuPont Award: Children of the Taliban New York, NY (January 2010)

    2009

    AIB Award “Best current affairs documentary – television” for Pakistan’s Taliban Generation London, UK (November 2009)

    2007

    Best of Asia: International Museum of Women San Francisco, CA (December 2007)
    One World Media Award Broadcast Journalist of the Year London, UK (June 2007)

    2006

    South Asian Journalist Association Award New York, NY (June 2006)

    2005

    Livingston Award New York, NY (June 2004) (Awarded the Livingston Award for Best International reporting under the age of 35 in any medium, print and broadcast)
    Special Mention “One Future Prize” Munich International Film Festival Munich, Germany (June 2005)
    American Women in Radio and Television Award, New York, NY (June 2005) (Received the Gracie award for Outstanding documentary film)

    2004

    Cine Golden Eagle Award Washington, DC (Fall 2004) (Received the award in the “Informational” category) FRONTLINE/World received the prestigious
    Edward R. Murrow award from the Overseas Press Club for its 2004 TV season. One of the episodes honored was Sharmeen Obaid’s “On a Razor’s Edge”
    American Women in Radio and Television Award, New York, NY (June 2004) (Gracie Award for “Individual Achievement, Reporter/Correspondent)
    SAJA award, New York, NY (June 2004) (South Asian Journalist Association Award for Outstanding Broadcast)
    Banff TV Rockie Awards, Banff, Canada (June 2004) (winner of the special Jury award)

    2003

    Overseas Press Club Award, New York, NY (April 2004)- (Awarded the “The Carl Spielvogel Award” for best international reporting in any medium showing a concern for the human condition.)

    Other honors

    Asia Society India-Pakistan Young Leader Fellow (2012)TIME: The 100 Most Influential People in the World (2012)  

    Hilal-e-Imtiaz Islamabad, Pakistan (2012) – President of Pakistan awards civil decoration for bringing honor to Pakistan as a female filmmaker.  

    TED Senior fellow (2011) 

    Asia 21 Society fellow (2011) 

    TED fellow (2010) 

    Nesvita Women of Strength Award (Karachi, Pakistan) August 2009 

    YWCA Toronto Women of Distinction, Toronto, ON (June 2008) – Awarded for services in the field of Communication (A journalist and documentary filmmaker, she is one of the first Muslim women to be broadcast on mainstream Western media. She has made documentaries that touch upon the lives of women in extraordinary situations, from the refugee camps of Afghanistan, to the plight of aboriginal women in Western Canada.) 

    One of 10 people to look out for in 2007 (Toronto Star, December 2006) Toronto Star lists Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy as a rising star.

    YOUR DIL leadership award for work done in the field of education New York, NY (November 2005)
    Award list is taken from the official website http://sharmeenobaidfilms.com/awards/ .....


    Thursday, September 6, 2012

    Defence Day,6 September 1965

    On the 6th of September in 1965 our country which was but 18 yrs old found itself face to face with an extremely chalenging situation when war broke out with India. for the people of the country it was a huge shock, they werent exactly expecting this, atleast not by 6 Sep 65. Whether it really was the surprise attack as we have heard and read or not is another issue and we arent discussing that strategic history now, this thread is meant to refresh the memories of those 17 days, the days when perhaps for the first and so far last time the nation was actually ONE! the days when countless young men in uniform wrote blood warming, pulse racing tales of valor and mad bravery and obsessive devotion and love for the motherland and nation. when countless young men laid down their lives for their land, making the enemy sure that this young nation may be poor on resources but is fully able and mature to defend its boundaries thanks to the brave breed of Pakistani warriors. during these days pakistan found out what great potential our armed forces had, the whole world found out. and it was amazing. ghazis, shaheeds are worshiped in our culture and even almost anyone in a military uniform. why? because these men we all know are ready to lay their lives for us anytime. they are ready to sacrifice their limbs and body parts for this land.
    the War took place in the light of tensions and occasional battles in the Runn of Kuchh desert in Sindh area which was apparently wrapped up by early 1965 but right after that tensions erupted in the ever contentious, ever turbulent Kashmir areas. Both countries were in dialogue over the tense situation and both armed forces were almost ready for all out war. But still the whole world including leaders in both countries were against it and in-spite of fierce battles in various areas throughout the border particularly in Kashmir, ruled out all out war. but all out war nevertheless broke out!
    At the time it seemed the country and countrymen were taken by surprise and the Indian army had been expecting a walk through in Lahore area, but it wasn't exactly so. the public indeed was surprised but the forces, not quite. inside sources confirm they were prepared but there were certain irregularities leaving loops in serious strategic planning at higher level. that remains beyond the scope of this thread. People confirm that in can't areas all houses had trenches dug out a month in advance, that means there was preparation.


    Indian army had to face very strong resistance in the Lahore area during the firs few hours and today it seems if they had managed to cross over that day, the outcome of the war may have been much diff. So huge credit goes to the regiments, units, and above all men who were deployed in the Lahore areas of wahgah, Burki etc. among them all one name stands above the rest, that of Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, whose supernatural skills and devotion played a huge role in the outcome of the Lahore battles. he was martyred directing artillery fire. even if he hadn't been martyred he would have definitely received the Hilal-e-Jurat or Sitara-e-Jurat (bar).
    throughout the country, during the ar lasted extraordinary tales of heroism were written. a great tank battle; the biggest after WWII was fought at Chawinda in Sialkot sector. the Navy took an offensive and silenced the Indian navy by an attack on their port at Dwarka. The PAF was exceptionally prompt and of exemplary help to the ground forces.
    there was cease fire on 23 Sep,but our nation had had quite an experience by then. civilians were readyto head to borders armed with sticks and knives. would shout slogans to our aircraft chasing IAF planes.
    The air was full of radio waves carrying patriotic tunes in Noor jehan's voice which prompted every soldier to fight harder.
    there were a lot of heroes, most recognized, many unsung, we remember them always and particular in Sept, marking the defense day. they died so we may live, if it hadn't been for them, we may not have been here.
    i would wish if i could pay tribute to each and every shaheed and ghazi here, but thats not possible. a few famous faces from the 1965 war whom we salute to symbolize our love for those men in uniform, along with their tales, are being posted here. I'd request everyone to post here names and tales, personal, heard from a friend, of a relative, acquainatnce, pictures memories etc whatever, to freshen up the blood drops of those brave men. thats what this thread is all about.



    Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, Nishan-i-Haider
     
    Born 1928 in Hong Kong. Commissioned into the Punjab Regiment, 1950. On 6 September 1965, as Company Commander in the Burki area of the Lahore sector, Major Bhatti chose to move with his forward platoon under incessant artillery and tank attacks for five days and nights in the defence of the strategic BRB canal. Throughout, undaunted by constant fire from enemy shell arms, tanks and artillery, he organized the defence of the canal, directing his men to answer the fire until he was hit by an enemy tank shell which killed him on 10 September 1965. He was 37 years old.

    Squadron Leader Sarfaraz Ahmed Rafiqui Shaheed, Sitara-e-Jurat,Hilal-i-Jurat

    On 6 September, 1965, Squadron Leader Sarfaraz Ahmad Rafiqui led a formation of 3 F-86 aircraft on a strike against Halwara airfield. The formation was intercepted by about 10 Hunter aircraft out of which Squadron Leader Rafiqui accounted for one in the first few seconds. But then his guns jammed due to a defect and stopped firing. However, Rafiqui refused to leave the battle area which he would have been perfectly justified to do; instead he ordered his No. 2 to take over as leader and continue the engagement while he tried to give the formation as much protection as was possible with an unarmed aircraft. This called on the part of Squadron Leader Rafiqui. The end for him was never in doubt but he chose to disregard it and, in the process, his aircraft was shot down and he was killed but not before enabling his formation to shoot down 3 more Hunter aircraft. Rafiqui’s conduct was clearly beyond the call of duty and conformed to the highest traditions of leadership and bravery in battle against overwhelming odds. For this and his earlier exploits, he is awarded Hilal-i-Jurat and Sitara-i-Jurat.

    Flt Lt Yunus Hussain Shaheed, Sitara-e-Jurat

    Flight Lieutenant Yunus Hussain fought in air battles aggressively, fearlessly and with great professional skill. During one such engagement he fought singly against 6 enemy aircraft and shot down 2 Hunters. Though his own aircraft was damaged in this encounter, he managed to bring it back to base safely. On 6 September, while attacking Halwara airfield, his small formation was intercepted by a large number of enemy and, although his aircraft was hit, he refused to break off the engagement, in complete disregard of personal safety, and was reported missing from this mission. He became a symbol of courage and professional ability for other pilots. For his gallantry, valour, professional skill and devotion to duty he is awarded Sitara-i-Jurat.

    Squadron Leader (Now Air Cdr. retd.) M. M. Alam, Sitara-e-Jurat (Bar)

    On 6th September, 1965, during an aerial combat over enemy territory, Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam flying as pilot of an F-86 Sabre Jet, shoot down two enemy Hunter aircraft and damaged three others. For the exceptional flying skill and valor displayed by Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam in operations, he was awarded Sitara-i-Juraat. On 7th September, 1965, in a number of interception missions flown by Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam against the enemy aircraft attacking Pakistan Air Force Station, Sargodha, Squadron Leader Alam destroyed five more enemy Hunter aircrafts. In less than a minute , which remains a record till today. Overall he had nine kills and two damagers to his credit. For the exceptional flying skill and valour shown by him in pressing home his attacks in aerial combats with the enemy, Squadron Leader Mohammad Mahmood Alam is awarded a bar to his Sitara-i-Juraat.  

    Brigadier Ahsan Rashid Shami Hilal-i-Jurat

    Brig Shami was close to retirement in 1965 when the country called upon him. He was the Commander Artillery for one of the divisions focused in the Lahore sector. during the early days of the war while on inspection of the vast areas under his command he was moving in his command jeep with a few other senior officers, he wanted to take exact not of the situation and be aware of how far in his forces were into the Indian area. during his observation tour they went a bit too close to the disgruntled enemy who took the golden opportunity and attacked the commander. the came under fire and Brig Shami was martyred by machine gun fire. He was burried beyoud the border and after the war his body was brough back to be burried on home ground. Foe his courgae to go into the enemy's mouth to grab imp info whic proved useful for his junior and senior commanders he wa awarded the HJ.

    i'm also reminded of a few other heroes that i've heard of, while countless remain unknown.

    Major Shabbir Sharif who was awarded the Nishan-i-Haider on martyrdom in the 1971 war near Sulemanki headworks was a Lieutenant in the 1965 war and was at he Wahgah area with his unit, the 6FF. One day during the war he he went forward into enemy area with just one soldier and saw an indian truck with an artillery gun standing behind it and thed river alking around nearby. he went up to him, there as little light so the Indian didnt see the uniform color. Shabbir in his usual style commanded the driver to attach the gun to the truck, the driver obeyed without hesitation, shabbir realized he had taken him for an Indian officer, so sat in the truck with him and told him to drive towards home ground, the driver said in Punjabi "o tey mussaley aan", and shabbir smiled and said "bas, oder hi jaanna aye, aapan wi mussaley aan!", by now the driver's hands had been tied by the soldier accompanying Shabbir. this way Shabbir captured a gun, a truck and an Indian soldier on own initiative without nay loss and was awarded Sitara-e-Jurat in the 1965 war, which was only months after he had passed ot from PMA, where he had won the sword of honor.

    Another hero who had only passed out from PMA recently in1965 was Lieutenant Pervez Musharraf of the Artillery. He was initially stationed at Wahgah but his regiment was later moved to the Sialkot area and then to Cahwinda where he also took part in the great tank battle. He performed the highly risely and dangerous tasks of and artillery formations OP, which is the observer who stands at a vulnerable position in the enemy's sight and fire range and directs fire. he was also injured slightly and won commendations. 

     

    Yesterday, i.e. on 23 September 2004, exactly 39 years after the day the 1965 Indo-Pak war ended, i found myself face to face with Pakistan's most famous living war hero, the most famous Ghazi, the most famous fighter pilot, the only ace fighter, the double Sitara-e-Jurat recipient, the smiling face, tiny man with the ability to nail Goliath, the one name i had always heard of, the one man who i thought was larger than life, the man who is a REAL LIFE HERO, the man who is known as non other than the famous Squadron Leader (now Air Commodore Retd.) Mohammed Mehmood Alam!
    i just couldnt come to terms with the fact that i was meeting this legend, this Pakistan's greatest hero! For all i have ever known about manhood, heroism, chivalry, pride, patriotism, warriors, muslim fighters, ghaziz, shaheeds, this man symbolized them all for me. I am among those lucky few who would know what a hero is...
    May Allah bless him with a long fruitful life so we may continue to draw inspiration from him.
    He is an excellent character, a small stature man, and as many might know, isn't the way he was in 1965, like in the picture above, but has a short well trimmed beard.
    I just cant find words to express my feelings right now...
    i had a long talk with him. he was very friendly, very humble and simple. very learned and knowledgeable. this is what a hero is made of. the man who is worshiped in Pakistan is in reality a simple man, a God fearing Muslim, who spreads the message of peace, harmony and sincerity to religion and nation.
    He has never been married and lives a single life. A loss for womankind, who let this amazing personality live a bachelor life.
    One thing that i'd like to mention is, when i was about to leave, i shook his hand, it was a firm handshake from his side too. I realized i was holding the hand of Pakistan's greatest fighter pilot and war hero, one of the world's few ace pilots, and i held his hand in both my hands and said 'it feels great to hold the hand of Pakistan's greatest hero', he just looked down, lifted his left hand in the air and shaken it negating my remark and said; "I was no hero, I was just another man, trying to do my duty."
    I didn't want to leave, but had to. i told him i'd love to see him again and he was very welcoming.
    i Salute him, his glory, and personality!
    May Allah bless him!
    Written by Haris on www.paklinks.com and assembled by me...

                  
                 Salute to the best army in the world Pakistan Army... 

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    Unsung heroes of Pakistan

    WE have many unsung heroes, and two of them are Hassan Sadpara and his brother Sadiq Sadpara who climbed K-2, Nanga Parbat, Brod Peak, G-1 and G-2 without oxygen. All these mountains are about 8,000 meter above sea level.
     
     Hassan Sadpara(on right top) and his brother Sadiq Sadpara(on left bottom)

    Hassan will scale new heights in mountaineering when he climbs Mount Everest without oxygen on May 5. It will be an honour for people of Pakistan, in general, and for the people of Gilgit Baltistan, in particular.
    However, it is disheartening that this hero of our country has never been honoured, appreciated and recognised for conquering all mountain peaks in Pakistan.
    He has never been patronised by the government and has achieved all the feats on a self-finance basis.
    I once had a little talk with Hassan. He said foreign mountaineers honour him and try to learn the secret of climbing
    mountains without oxygen. He has also been asked by foreigners about the privileges our government offers him.
    But Hassan had no answer to this question by foreign mountaineers.
    Unfortunately, he has never been in the spotlight either in print or electronic media. We should not forget our heroes. We should value them so that they can project our soft image to the whole world. If a person deserves some respect and honour, he should be valued because such people are our national assets.
    [Courtesy to:Dawn news.....G. M. K. BALTI (Skardu)]







    Monday, September 3, 2012

    Pakistan Army Documentary wins First Prize in International Film Festival “Eserciti-e-Popoli”

    Rawalpindi: Inter Services Public Relations documentary has won the first prize in International Film Festival “Eserciti-e-Popoli” (Army and People) held at Bracciano, Rome (Italy).
    The festival saw the participation of NATO and 24 Countries with 60 Films grouped into several categories from ‘Institutional training information, from environmental protection to the humanitarian mission for peace. The films, produced by renowned film makers were evaluated by the international highly qualified and experienced jury.
    Maintaining the tradition, Pakistan Army’s documentary “Glorious Resolve” received the Jury’s Special award from the President of the Italian Senate with the citation “A technically outstanding and emotionally powerful dramatization of the story of the courageous soldiers under fire in a dire combat situation”. The award given by Gen. Giancarlo Fortuna, the President of the International Jury was received by a representative of the Pakistani Embassy in Rome.
    Glorious Resolve was the joint venture of ISPR and Mindworks Media. Brigadier Syed Azmat Ali was the Executive Producer whereas Brig Syed Mujtaba Tirmizi was the Executive Director of the film. Lieutenant Colonel Irfan Aziz was the project director and the writer of this film which was amicably directed by Sarosh Kayani. Dr. Hassan Waqas Rana of Mindworks Media was the producer whereas Bilal Lashari was the Director of Photography.
    Based on a true operational account, Glorious Resolve highlights the epic of infantry soldiers, who fought against all odds even being heavily outnumbered when 1500 miscreants raided one of the section level outposts of an Infantry Battalion in South Waziristan Agency on the night of 29 May 2009.
    This documentary focuses not only on the sacrifices and achievements of the Pakistan Army in War against Terrorism but also the Pakistan Army’s glorious resolve to uproot the menace of terrorism from the land of the pure. It reenacts the sacrifice of jawans of 43 Punjab Regiment who laid their lives and the two Ghazis Sepoy Mashooq and Sepoy Muslim who held their positions till the reinforcements came.
    Courtesy to:ISPR’s documentary wins ‘Eserciti-e-Popoli’ award (By:Mudasser Aziz)


    Short films can be watched here: